Wrongful Death

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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Stuart, FL

When you lose someone close to you in a sudden accident, you feel shocked, confused, and overwhelmed. Attempting to deal with medical expenses, funeral plans, and other financial affairs often feels like too much to handle.

While a wrongful death lawyer cannot undo your suffering, we can help you seek justice and compensation to ease your grieving process.

At Zweben Law Group in Stuart, FL, our legal team’s mission is to help you financially recover from the wrongful death of a loved one.

What Is Wrongful Death Under Florida Law?

Wrongful death claims happen when a person dies due to the negligence or malpractice of another individual or organization.

The civil court oversees a wrongful death lawsuit, meaning that your claim will not create criminal charges. In some cases, like drunk driving or assault, the liable party may face both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit.

Wrongful Death Examples in Florida

Wrongful death can cover many different types of accidents. Here are a few examples:

  • Motor vehicle crash
  • Pedestrian crossing accident
  • Construction site incident
  • Medical malpractice
  • Faulty products
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Hazardous property
  • Work accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Criminal assault, theft, etc.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida

Not everyone can bring a claim for wrongful death in the state of Florida. To take the case to court, the person brining the claim is typically an immediate family member of the deceased (but there are some exceptions):

  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Parent

Your wrongful death lawyer must prove that the liable party acted in a negligent way that directly led to your loved one’s death. For example, if the death resulted from a car accident, you need to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident.  

Florida Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

You typically have two years from the accident date to file a wrongful death claim in Florida; however, some exceptions apply, so it is imperative that you contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after an accident. 

Wrongful Death Compensation in Florida

A wrongful death claim can provide you compensation for emotional and financial suffering, including:

  • All medical expenses associated with the accident
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • The deceased’s future loss of income
  • Any pain the victim experienced from the accident before passing away
  • Loss of household services, companionship, and care
  • The family’s mental anguish after losing a loved one

Why Should You Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Florida?

Wrongful death lawyers can help you seek maximum compensation by analyzing your case, dealing with insurance companies, determining who the liable party is, gathering evidence, and representing your case in court, if necessary.

An experienced wrongful death attorney will know the legal procedures to build a solid claim. Handling a wrongful death claim can be tricky, but professional legal representation can help.

Zweben Law Group: Find a Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer to Represent Your Case Today

Losing a loved one in a traumatic accident feels unfair and painful. You can achieve justice by seeking compensation for the suffering you endured.

If a family member recently passed away due to another party’s wrongful or negligent actions, you should contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer at Zweben Law Group to represent your interests.

While no amount of money can restore your loved one to you, Zweben Law Group will pursue compensation for your loss.

Call us at Zweben Law Group—based in Stuart, Florida, and serving you all across Florida—today at (772) 223-5454 for a free consultation.

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